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Obituaries — 6-2-14

Mr. Horace Tillman Beam Jr.
GASTONIA — Mr. Horace Tillman Beam, Jr., age 86 of Morningside Assisted Living in Gastonia, died on Friday, May 30, 2014.
His funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Philadelphia Lutheran Church with Rev. Gary Weant officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 1:50 p.m. prior to the service at the church.
Mr. Beam was born on June 28, 1927 in Gaston County to the late Horace Tillman Beam, Sr. and Alda Ruth Summey Beam. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one brother, John P. Beam and one sister, Martha Ruth Caudill. Mr. Beam was a retired school teacher with Gaston County Public Schools. He enjoyed music and served as a church organist and choir director for over 40 years.
Survivors include two nieces, Kathryne Liddle and husband Lynn, Johnsie Price and husband, Mark; two nephews, Richard Caudill and wife Maribeth and John H. Beam and wife Leslie.
Memorials may be made to the Lenoir Rhyne Youth Chorus, % Philadelphia Lutheran Church, 1910 Philadelphia Church Rd, Dallas, NC 28034.
Warlick Funeral Home is serving the Beam family.

Ginger Robin Black
Ginger Robin Black passed from this life to her Heavenly Home on May 28, 2014 after a long illness. Robin was a teacher for 25 years retiring because of health reasons.
Robin ended her career at West Lincoln Middle School in Lincoln County where she taught AIG or gifted and talented students. She attended Wake Forest and graduated from Lenior-Rhyne, first teaching five years at West Middle School in Alexander County. Robin was an accomplished pilot and loved to fly. She had received many awards over her teaching career and loved her students.
Robin was born in Lincolnton on November 20, 1957 and raised in Crouse. At the time of death she was living at her home in Boger City in Dove Haven.
Robin was preceded in death by her grandparents, Seyborn and Irene Mauney of Crouse and Dan and Eliza Black of Cherryville. She is survived by her loving parents, Rodney and Sybil Black of Crouse; brother, R.B. (Buck) and wife Sabrina of Cowans Ford; nephew, Tyler Black, a student at East Carolina; and her friend and companion, Tim Lawing.
Arrangements are incomplete at this time
Jenkins Funeral Home, Newton is serving the Black family.

Josie Inman Cartrett
Mrs. Josie Inman Cartrett, age 69, of 109 Hillside Drive, Lincolnton died Saturday, May 31, 2014.
A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Mt. Holly. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until noon Tuesday at Warlick Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cartrett was born on December 21, 1944.
She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 32 years, J.D. Cartrett of the home; her children, Larry Black and wife, Shannon of Maiden, JoAnn Dewey and husband, Clayton of Maiden, Benny Ray Black and wife, Roxanne of Stanley, Kay Cartrett of Gastonia, Sherry Jackson and husband, Robert of Lowell; one sister, Barbara Powell of Lincolnton; one brother, Benny Moore and wife, Marietta of Ga.; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family would like to offer a special thanks to Mary Ruth Black.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lincoln County, 900 Donita Drive Lincolnton, NC 28092 or to the American Cancer Society, 1901 Brunswick Avenue, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28207.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Cartrett family.

Geraldine Margaret Gibbons Fulkerson
Mrs. Geraldine Margaret Gibbons Fulkerson, age 82, of 1785 Amy Drive in Lincolnton, died on Saturday, May 31, 2014.
A memorial service will be held at St. Dorothy’s Catholic Church at a later date.
Mrs. Fulkerson was born June 11, 1931 in Elizabeth, NJ to the late William J. and Irene Lynch Gibbons. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by two husbands, George Richard DeMand Sr. and Robert Fulkerson and one son, George Richard DeMand Jr. Mrs. Fulkerson was a retired administrative assistant having worked at the Pentagon.
She is survived by on daughter, Lenore DeMand-Wood and husband George of Denver; two sisters, Lois Moore and Betty Mahoney, both of Connecticut; two step-grandchildren, Charity Vincent and Jesse Wood.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the family.

Edwin ‘Toy’ Hoyle
HICKORY—Edwin “Toy” Hoyle, 86, passed away May 30, 2014 at Trinity Village on Springs Road, Hickory.
Toy was born July 7, 1927 in Lincoln Co. to the late Arthur Raymond and Lillie Blanche Wehunt Hoyle Sr. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Clark Hoyle and son, Michael Hoyle.
He was in the Merchant Marines during WW II, member of the American Legion post #48, VFW, DAV.
Surviving are his daughter, Ruth Ann Hamby of Hickory; son, Terry Hoyle and wife, Jean of Hickory; five grandchildren and fur babies, Gypsy and Petie.
Services will be today at 11:30 a.m. at Hickory Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Earnest Richards officiating. Interment will follow in Catawba Memorial Park. The family will receive friends today from 10:30 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. at Hickory Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to American Legion Post #48, 1127 US 70 Hwy, Hickory, N. C. 28602.
Condolences may be made online at www.hickoryfh.com.
Hickory Funeral Home is serving the Hoyle family.

Ronald Joseph Orgeron
IRON STATION — Mr. Ronald Joseph Orgeron, age 64, of 291 Old Barn Road in Iron Station, died on Thursday, May 29, 2014.
His funeral service was 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 31, 2014 in the Warlick Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Luke Johnson officiating. Burial followed in the Asbury United Methodist Church cemetery. The family received friends from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, May 30, 2014 at Warlick Funeral Home.
Mr. Orgeron was born April 23, 1950, in Mecklenburg County, to the late Albert Joseph and Beatrice Hall Orgeron Keener. He worked as a parts manager for Recore Electrical Contractors.
He is survived by his wife, Vickey Jones Orgeron of the home; one son, Ronald Joseph “Joe” Orgeron, Jr. of Maiden; one daughter, Shannan Orgeron Matney of Lincolnton; one brother, Alex Orgeron of Lincolnton; two sisters, Judy O. Smith of Lincolnton and Cynthia Allene Gilbert of Vale; one half-brother, David Keener of Lincolnton; and five grandchildren, Justin Orgeron, Andrew Matney, Garrett Matney, Christopher Orgeron, and Ashley Orgeron.
Memorials may be made to Carolinas HealthCare Foundation, Inc., PO Box 32861, Charlotte, NC 28232-2861 for the Levine Cancer Institute.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Orgeron family.

Daniel Lee Scott Jr.
IRON STATION — Daniel Lee Scott Jr., age 43, of Iron Station passed away Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at CMC-Lincoln. He was born in Tipton, Ind. to Daniel Lee Scott Sr. of Ken. and the late Delia Lucille Daniels Sandlin.
He was a member of Pearl Baptist and worked as a tile setter and masonary.
Besides his father, he is survived by his wife, Kim Scott of the home; two sons, Chantz Scott of the home and Austin Carté of Ky., four daughters, Deztiny Scott of the home, Heather Noland, Kayla Lee, and Krystal Heart of all of Ky.; one sister, Sissy Wilder of Ky.; one brother, Pharris Scott of Ky.; four grandchildren and two sisters-in-law, Elaine and Misty.
Memorial services were held Sunday, June 1, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Pearl Baptist Church in Iron Station. Rev. Tim Walker will officiate.
Online condolences may be made to www.efdrumfuneralhome.com.
E. F. Drum Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Scott family.

Thelma Ledford Taylor
Mrs. Thelma Ledford Taylor, age 90, of 722 S. Cedar Street in Lincolnton, died on Friday, May 30, 2014.
Her funeral will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church with Father Gary Butterworth officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the Parrish House at St. Luke’s.
Mrs. Taylor was born September 8, 1923 in Lincoln County to the late Filector “F.L.” and Mattie Mae Abernathy Ledford. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Ernest “Bonnie” Taylor, Sr.; three brothers, Leck Ledford, Robert Ledford and Forrest Ledford; one sister, Mozelle Shidal and one half sister, Bryte Royster. Mrs. Taylor worked in the optometrist office of Dr. P.J. Bumberger Jr. for many years.
Survivors include one son, Everett Ernest Taylor Jr. and wife Nancy of Dublin, Ohio; one sister, Luryleen Lawing and husband Jack of Lincolnton; one grandson, Ben Taylor of Chicago, Ill.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 315 N. Cedar Street, Lincolnton, NC 28092.
Warlick Funeral Home, Lincolnton is serving the Taylor family.

Raymond ‘Ray’ De Witt
Raymond “Ray” De Witt, 63, of Sunset Beach, formerly of Michigan, died Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.
Born in Holland, MI on December 10, 1950, and was a son of the late William De Witt Sr., and Martha Postma De Witt. Ray attended Zeeland Public High School, Zeeland, MI and after high school worked for the family business, Bil-Mar Foods, Zeeland, MI for many years. After leaving Bil-Mar he began an involvement with racing that led him to become a former NASCAR Winston Cup and Busch Series team owner. Mr. DeWitt fielded cars on the local and regional scene for many years, including an American Speed Association (ASA) operation. He teamed with former driver DK Ulrich to form RaDiUs Racing in 1992. He was also a past member of the board of directors of the Michigan Motor Sports Hall of Fame.
Ray was a member of Jennies Branch Baptist Church and will be remembered for his love of family, enjoyment of a good conversation, good food, and road trips which he always seemed to know where the best restaurants were. He was preceded in death by a sister, Julia Morrison.
Survivors include his second wife Diane Seelman De Witt of Denver; his companion, Brenda J. Mongold of Sunset Beach; his first wife, Patrice Kilts of Michigan; and his sons, Michael De Witt (Robin) of Grand Haven, MI, Robert Dale Mongold (Judy) of New Castle, DE, Chris Mongold (Laurie) of Hagerstown, MD, Jon Mongold (Jody) of Brunswick, MD, Brent Seelman (Chrissy) Olivers Crossroads, NC; daughters, Rebecca “Becki” D. Gorton (Matt) of Plainwell, MI, Jennifer Tilley (Billy) of Maiden, Judy De Witt of Olivers Crossroads, NC; brother, Bill De Witt Jr. of Deland, MI; a sister, Shirley DeDoes (Ron) of Collinswood, TX; a brother-in-law, Jobe Morrison of Dayton, OH; grandchildren, Chase De Witt, Raven De Witt, Scott De Witt, Michaela Gorton, Elizabeth Gorton, Mark Gorton, Isiah Tilley, Scott Swindells, Elizabeth Swindells, Ashley Mongold, Brittany Mongold, Kaylee Mongold, Austin Mongold, Alexis Bruchey, Carley Bruchey, Jacob Seelman and Danielle Seelman.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 4, 2014 in St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Ocean Isle Beach by the Reverend Henry Rehder and the Reverend Bill Sirginson.
Funeral services in Michigan will be conducted by Yntema Funeral Home in Zeeland. Burial will take place at Rusk Church cemetery in Zeeland. Service details are incomplete at this time.
The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Canine Angels, 98 Shadow Moss Place North Myrtle Beach, SC 29578, Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 A C Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Private online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brunswickfuneralservice.com.
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte, NC is serving the De Witt family.

Jeremy “Butch” Emous Cope Jr.
Jeremy “Butch” Emous Cope Jr., 68, of Newton died May 31, 2014.
A graveside service will be held June 3, 2014 at 4 p.m. at Catawba Memorial Park, Hickory. The family will receive friends June 3, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, Newton.
The Cope family is in the care of Robert F. Bennett, Funeral Service Licensee, 828-465-2111

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